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Good In Life

Updated on January 31, 2012

Then it was hard

Hello everyone, as you are reading this, I hope that you gain some insight about seeking out, searching for good and positive things that make your life have more fullness in a good way.

At an early age I learned about discouragement, oppression and a whole myriad of completely negative actions and behaviors. While trying to be a typical toddler getting into things out of curiosity, I learned very quickly what I could and could not touch. The stove top was a "NO", knives another "NO-NO", bees and wasp, "No". There was very little a youngin could put his hands on in front of grown ups that wouldn't cause a reaction and possibly make you cry and sulk. A few of the good things were tricycle, toy gun, all your own toys, not others toys.

It never ceased to amaze me how upset my parents would get whenever we would play and someone came running to them to tattle that so n so took my this or that. My dads philosophy was, " It's yours isn't it? Well go get it back, why you coming to me, I didn't take it away." Then when we would forcibly go and retrieve what was ours, the guilty party ran to them crying and told a little lie something like, he hit me for no reason! They would laugh and say, go hit 'em back. Talk about utter confusion! One minute you are told don't hit your brother, sister or friend and the next was if they hit you, hit them back a little harder.

Then there was all the negativity such as you can't do that, you are never gonna be able to handle that or just cause so n so does it do you think you have to? Looking back on it now, it all seems so crazy and without purpose, but I also realize that all of this activity is building character, maybe not the right kind of character, but never the less it was lessons to learn.

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These days

Now after growing older for what seems like centuries and living through some really hard times, bad times and good times, I am finding it a little easier to see the goodness that is all around me. I actually see some positive things in life. I'll have to admit there is a whole lot of bad in this world and plenty of negative energy swirling about, but if you search out good things, you will find them. A beautiful sunrise or sunset is always welcome, blooming flowers and maybe seeing a hummingbird hover and feed on nectar. Wind blowing the leaves out of trees can be a wonderful thing, knowing that as seasons pass away and new ones begin, there is a feeling of new beginnings happening.

One of my favorite things to do while discovering good things about life is to take a few ends out of the bread bag and go feed the seagulls. It is truly amazing how agile they are while flying around you catching the bread morsels in midflight.

Another beautiful thing in life is just sitting at the beach marvelling at the beauty of the water, always moving, providing life for much more than the eye can see.

I encourage all to stop and take in the beauty and wonder of things and realize just how magnificent it really is. There will always be bad in the world and things will not always feel comfortable, but know this, there will be beauty and there can always be inner peace, we just have to go looking for it.

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      Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Thank you Sky, writing hubs is kind of like a vent to get true feelings out in the open sometimes. It helps me when I release what I am thinking. May we all continue in His grace.

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Artin, I like your writing and inspiration that you display. Keep up the good faith. I like your testimony on your profile too. I believe God will use your past to share on the Hubpages. You are and also myself are an example of God's grace. God bless your journey!

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      Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Thank you kindly Dream On, I shall blush now if that is ok. God Bless

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      You have given years of knowledge and experience in your bio.You have learned it was never a waste.You now have the great ability to share so much.I am so fascinated by your life if you make it into a book I want to be the first to buy it.Now about your beautifully well written and super exciting videos.We have to talk...Thanx so much and today I hope you know you will always have friends.

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      Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Thank you Drpastorcarlotta, I am glad you like, and blessings your way. Looking upward always! Hug :)

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      I always say, "I am living this life, just to live again with JESUS!!! GREAT HUB Artin2010. Voted-UP!

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      Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Thank you ChrisIndellicati for the kind words. I actually got a jolt from it while proofing. We make life good all we can. Thank you James I appreciate your comment too. I was thinking this morning how complicated life seems to be getting as it gets easier to operate. Keepin it real, and trying to keep it a steady flow of positve.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      Awww!! Thank you for this beautiful Hub. The world seems half good and half bad to me, all things considered. Without the bad, we might not recognize the good. :)

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      ChrisIndellicati 6 years ago from New York, NY

      Thanks for writing this, I really needed something like this! Plenty of life lessons to be learned voted up, awesome and beautiful! :)

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      Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Please forgive me for the ads in the videos, I could not help them being there! lol